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. rodman called kim jong-un an awesome guy and praised his father and grandfather the dictators of north korea and george stephanopoulos had this to say on his return. you called them great leaders, do you believe that? >> what i saw in that country, i saw in that country, i saw people respect him, and his family. that's what i mean by great leaders. >> aren't they forced to? >> huh? >> aren't they forced to. i say no, because i think he's -- this is a different view 'cause i sat with him for two days and one thing he asked me if obama say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> jon: so why the at all, rich. >> captivating tvment i don't think anyone could take their eye off the train wreck and dennis rodman, a useful idiot with the emphasis on idiot. >> jon: i think the panel nodded. was ann romney right to blame the media. >> ann romney takes a shot at the media for coverage of her man, mitt. the media takes more shots at her. which side is right? answers next on news watch. >> all right. what about the media? >> the media. >> do you think the media was in the t
korean dictator kim jong-un. believe it. rodman and members of the harlem globetrotters made the trip to pyongyang this week as part of a documentary project. there was no guarantee that they would meet kim jong-un, but turns out the north korean leader was up for playing host. here is the pair sitting courtside at an exhibition basketball game which was capped off with a party at kim jong-un's palace. it gets better. it seems dennis rodman failed to brush up on his koreas before heading overseas. check out this tweet. maybe i'll run into gangnam style dude while i'm here. that, of course, is a reference to the south korean rapper psy. not surprisingly given the tense relationship, psy was not amused tweeting back, i'm from south, man. >>> next, you may have noticed that every time a poll comes out about congress, their favorability rating is embarrassingly low. here is the question though. who are the 9% or 10% or 12% of people who do give them a thumbs up? "the new york times" did some digging after their own poll found congress had a 12% favorability asking people why they liked co
that armistice agreement that fundamentally ended the korean war back in 1953. north korean leader kim jong-un has been down visiting his front-line troops and basically gave them a big war cry, saying to lull the enemy into the caldron, to break their waist and crack their wind pipes, a very visual and motive language, but we are used to that rhetoric coming from him, but while he was rallying the troops, the south koreans and the u.s. military are holding those joint military drills on the korean peninsula. and south korea has said that if there is any military provocation from pyongyang, that it will respond in a resolute and destructive manner, john. >> we're looking at pictures of these military drills just a second ago, and the u.s. and south korea, we have conducted drills like this before, so the question is, why is north korea really reacting so acongreggres here? >> reporter: it's a great question, john, because as you say, this is something that happens every single year. the americans and the south koreans, they are using some pretty advanced weaponry, the f-52 stealth, the b-52 bo
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told george stephanopoulos about his new best friend, kim jong-un. >> i don't condone what he does. as far as person to person, he's my friend. as far as what he does, deal with it. >> as someone who hypothetically is a murderer, who is your friend, is still a murderer. >> seriously, you know, i think that's what -- what i did, what i did, was history. was history. guess what. it's like we do over here in america, right? >> what i did was history. well, it's hardly a standard speak. but the fact remains dennis rodman is one of the very few americans to do any talking at all with the north koreans in the last few years. joining me now is a man who can sum this up pretty well. dan rather. dan, quite extraordinary incident. i can remember where i was when elvis died. dennis rodman sitting there with the leader of north korea, talking about being his best friend, et cetera. amid all the comedic aspect of this, and those feeling afront by this guy, there is a serious point about raising awareness of north korea and having any kind of contact there. what do you make of it all? >> first o
with dennis rodman and kim jong-un together. >> they look great together. >> they look odd together. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." >> it is friday -- friday, march 1st. 5:00 a.m. in the east. we're going to get started right now. there is a terrifying ordeal unfolding as we speak. a man disappeared in a sink hole that opened up under his bedroom. the home is unsafe right now. this happened at a house about 15 miles east of tampa. one brother frantically tried to save another. the first responders had to pull him from the edge because the sink hole kept growing. the missing man is 36 years old. the tampa day times says crews are using gear to listen for sound from him. so far, they have not been able to make any kind of contact. we'll have a live report in just a few moments. >> wow. the details on that just opened up? >> really scary. >> crazy. all right. right now wildfire spreading across river side county in california. it forced people to evacuate their homes. you'll understand why when you look at these pictures. 200 firefighters are battling the blaze. authoritie
't want to do war. that's what president obama said. gerri: the mmn he is describing is kim jong-un. why are we covering this why is the media examining this and weighing this and thinking about what the impact might be? >> i watched aninterview today that was quite alarming. the dennis rodman got closer to the dictator of north korea than any cia operative and i'm going to go with the silver lining. maybe it can help a little, but that dennis rodman should not be trusted with on policy. >> i'm glad that the dictators of north korea like basketball. i'm glad that something we can have in mmon. i love basketball as well, but i'm not a fan of human rights violations and dictators. gerri: what about the nuclear powers? [talking over each other] [talking over each other] gerri: thank you for coming on tonight, great stuff. we appreciate your time tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. gerri: racking up points at your favorite hotels? they may not last that long. and companies dodging taxes by mislabeling. we will have details on this very good story coming up next [ male announcer ] how can
basically bffs with the dictator, kim jong-un, and said that kim just wanted president obama to pick up the phone and prevent moore. jay carney says north korea shouldn't be expecting that call any time soon. >> the united states has direct channels of communications with the dprk, and instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the north korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people who have been starved, imprisoned and denied their human rights. >> congressman ed royce is the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee. he's a republican from california. it's nice to have you with us, sir. let's not start with dennis rodman. let's hold off on that craziness for just a moment, if we can. i want to ask you about the u.n. sanctions and the draft resolution that's going to be examined at this closed door security council meeting. what exactly are the details do you think of that, that should be in that? >> well, because the sanctions have the input of china, they are not quite as strong as we'd like to see. one of th
leader kim jong-un this week and they had dinner and partied it up a little bit and he was with the harlem globetrotters before leaving the country. the former nba star had this to say about kim jong-un. >> he's proud. his country likes him. not likes him, loves him. >> yes. i love him. that guy is awesome. >> i've got quite a bit to say about this particular diplomatic trip. i will share my thoughts on that in our next hour. still to come, though, when a threat might not be a threat and what it means for the white house press corps and what it says about us. plus, the college of cardinals will gather monday, who are the favorites to succeed pope benedict xvi. >>. you're watching msnbc the place for politics and the place for papal politics, as well. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can
about bellicosity. kim jong un is really, i mean, quite beside himself, threatening nuclear devastation, visiting it upon the united states. your thoughts about how the united states should react. >> yeah. lou: white house has already said, no, we'll handle your nuclear threat, thank you very much. >> that doesn't make me feel reassured. well, if you go ahead -- a, you're going to have nuclear weapons, b, you might launch them at us, but don't worry, we'll take care of them. we would be laughing at these guys between dennis rodman and the music video, but the fact is he's getting his hands on nuclear weapons, and there'll be proliferation in south korea and japan. you'll see more nukes in the region. in five years we could have five more nuclear power. lou: and, ambassador, 30,000 of our troops on the dmz in south korea. isn't it about time that we remove those troops? because they are clearly in harm's way and would amount to very little in the way of resistance should he send forces over that line or missiles or rockets. >> well, the plan is to bring the troops back away from the dmz
jong-un, anyone is thinking, you chave to assume that perhaps north korea does have something up its sleeve. >> i know you have, of course, been to the dmz which was created by the cease fire. i went about a year ago when president obama was visiting and it was sort of -- it's almost, i would say, incomprehensible to imagine that this sort of what has governed the creation of this demilitarized zone could sort of vanish in a way. what is the response, anna, from washington and seoul to these latest threats? >> yeah. just on the dmz, brianna. you are talking about a strip of land some 250 kilometers long and 50 kilometers wide. north and south korea take up 50 kilometers each. you stand there literally there are north korean troops looking back at you. the north korean military has something like 1.2 million soldiers. what is their downfall is their navy and their air force. you speak to the experts, brianna, and they would say that north korea would be committing suicide by launching an attack on south korea because, as we know, south korea is very much protected by the united states
involving innocent civilians. lori: north korea reaching new heights. kim jong un nullified the arms of 60 years of uneasy peace at that. costing new sanctions levied by the u.n. security council carrying out missile and nuclear test. as they engage in two months of joint military drills. so far no sign of hostility along the zone, but the u.s. state department cautioning the impact may yet reveal itself. >> my understanding in the briefings we have had, mutual are meant to mac imac, but what the impact on the ground is not completely, not completely evident. again, this is clearly in a category of frederick threatening behavior and it is not appropriate and is not going to be helpful in terms of taking it in a more positive direction. lori: situation in afghanistan taking a deadly turn today. the tactic took the lives of two americans. the deaths from insider attacks in the country since 2008. fox news chief correspondent has our report. >> it got even more horrific today. two american soldiers killed by a person in afghan military uniform who turned his weapon on u.s. troops. just as in
a recent tour of north korea with a message for president obama from north korean leader kim jong-un. the message, "call me." here's what jay carney and lauraling hlaura ling had to say about this. >> instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the north korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people who have been starved, imprisoned and denied their human rights. >> the fact that he was a guest of kim jong-un who was clearly wining and dining him and showing him the best that pyongyang had to offer, you know, i wasn't exactly shocked by it, let's say. it's dennis rodman, after all. >> rodman may be taking a beating from the white house, but he did get a lot closer to kim jong-un than most u.s. diplomats ever have. when the two sat court side at a basketball game in north korea. >>> they can open up without warning. we're talking about these awful sinkholes. last week a man fell in claiming his life. coming up, our cameras go underground to take you inside a real sinkhole. >>> plus, the strange standoff at sea over a
kim jong un. rodman is there filming "basketball diplomacy." >>brian: you know what kim jong un said? he believes it can bring our countries closer together. they hit it off. they had that magic. >>steve: can we live without him? >>gretchen: he's been out of the news for awhile. i think we can hand him over there for a couple of years. see if he can get something done. >>brian: we'll follow dennis rodman. also if we have time, sequester talk. no deal as of late. the deadline without lawmakers reaching a deal. at 11:59 tonight it will kick in. >> remember, large majorities of both houses of congress voted in favor of the budget control act knowing that if the debt-reducing super committee failed then sequestration was possible. that super committee did fail back in 2011 and fast forward to yesterday when congress adjourned for the weekend with no deal in place to avoid the automatic cuts that go into effect by midnight. republican senator lindsay graham said the white house and congress share the blame for what's coming. >> you've got one obligation that nobody in this body has. you'r
anything wrong. >> and dennis rodman told north korea's supreme leader kim jong-un he has a friend for life. they sat next to each other at a basketball exhibition in north korea. rodman is there to film a documentary. a journalist that is there with them offered an invitation to kim jung un and said he should come out to the u.s. and visit. the invitation was met with laughter. >> i wonder if dennis rodman has any idea what he has done to his people and continues to do with the gulags and concentration camps. >> he said he wanted to meet psy. the south korean rapper. >> maybe he should read a book before he goes there. >> maybe. >>> hello budget cuts. dana bash is reporting about the $85 billion across the board spending cuts that will begin at the end of the day tomorrow. why? members of congress, the only ones with the power to stop the cuts, are not done. >>> plus this. >> give it to him, hard. >> everything that happened to me on that bus happened every day, if not worse. >> that's a boy named alex, a boy documented in "bully." tonight you'll see how his life has changed. a preview of
. the former chicago bulls told abc news and this week with george stephanopoulos that kim jong un wants to talk to the president. >> he wants obama to do one thing, call him. he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that he said if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> shepard: apparently they did not discuss the millions of north koreans who were scarfing and did not discuss the nation's prison camps for political opponents. jonathan hunt is here. what other insight did we get from the worm? >> mr. rodman, once again, declared kim the younger to be awesome. he said that he, rodman, loves kim the younger, that they are best of friends. he had no coherent response to any of the questions about north korea's appalling human rights records, the number of north koreans who are starving, the number who are held in prison camps. instead, rodman said, that president obama and the rest of us should give kim a chance. listen. >> the kid is only 28 years old. 28. he is not his dad. not his grandpa. he is 28 years old. >> s
in the next six months and he just returned after meeting with kim jong un and rodman says he wants to set the stage for a peace deal. a student learning social media etiquette. if you're going to tweet about your teacher at least get your facts right. otherwise this could happen. a student got angry about a test at school and tweeted, i hate you mr. torrence you said the test was on wednesday, give it to us on wednesday, not a tuesday. hash tag calendar. and two problems, the teacher saw the text and the test was always on tuesday. and showed the tweet to the entire class. and now bloomberg wants to talk your noisy head phones and new york city is set to launch a social media campaign. the mayor wants to warn about going deaf from loud music and head phones. hearing loss as soared 30% in teens. did you hear that? and associated press tweeting, italy's mt. etna shooting out hot lava and hot ash. the volcano erupting last night, that amazing sight caught on camera. and tweet your posts and don't forget to follow me on tw twitter @greta wire. it's been a long night for rand paul, but senator
. kim jong-un visits troops near the south korean border, causing a frenzy. this comes just hours after north korea stepped up its nuclear threats against the u.s. >> the cat haven where a lion attacked and killed an intern on wednesday has reopened. meanwhile, california fish and wildlife authorities have taken swabs of the teeths and claws from the lion's remains. the lion used its paws to pick at a gate and get inside an enclosure before killing the intern. >> and a rough time for justin bieber in london. he shared this photo last night from the hospital. he went there after shortness of breath during a concert, and this morning, he got into an altercation with a photographer. >> what did you say? what did you say? >> not exactly a good week for him. anderson. >> no, it was not. thanks very much. >>> coming up, two pet tortoises get romantic with each other and made it straight on to the ridiculist. f etf knowledge tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 all in one place. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 introducing schwab etf onesource™. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 it's one source with the most commission-free etfs. t
korea. take a look at this. you see people nearly weeping we motion and troops run toward kim jong-un apparently in a near frenzy to honor him. they go waist deep into the water. they run right in. it happened during his recent visit to the border with south korea. north korea, meanwhile, is ramping up the threats. it's testing a dangerous new missile that has a potential range of 3,000 miles and it's even warning of a preemptive nuclear strike. >>> and from overseas to outer space, if you've ever wanted to see a comet without a telescope or binoculars, you might get your chance next week. it could be visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere on tuesday just after sunset. it's been visible with a telescope for a while now in the southern hemisphere. scientists say naked-eye comets happen once every five to ten years. i think it makes a space geek out of all of us. >> we're all space geeks when you think about the asteroids, the meteors and the comet. >> that's right. if the comet isn't enough for you, we do have another asteroid headed our way. >> yes, we do. it won't hit
to pyongyang. i was there on that trip, october 2000. what a trip it was. this was kim jong-un's father, predecessor. this was as time of great hope. >> i think we got quite far on that trip. we were in the middle of negotiations, and then the clinton administration left office. i am sad to say that the bush administration didn't pick up the hand of cards that we left on the table there. >> in fact, in talking to president clinton years later, he said he had two choices at the end of his term. one was to pick up on yasser arafat's officer to come to camp david and make a deal. that was december, and also of course to follow up on your initiative, to go to north korea and even normalize relationships, and there are real down risks. >> and it was a very confusing election, actually. there was a lot of confusion. >> what we see is a -- he's 28 years old, trying to impress the military. it's a show of force, but when i talk to top national security officials right now, they say they don't know if there could be an accident, a miscalculation, in cancelling the armistice, and it's always tens
provocation, there is no official form of communication. north korean leader kim jong-un has recently been on the border, addressing the troops. and he said, quote, to throw all enemies into the cauldron, break their weight and crack their windpipe on his orders. he also threatened to launch an attack on the headquarters of south korean marines on an island very close to the island which was shelled back in 2010. now, while he rallies his troops, the united states and south korea are holding their own sets of military drills on the korean peninsula and seoul has said if there's any military provocation from the north it will respond in a resolute and destructive manner. anna coren cnn on the north korean border. >>> john berman has a look at some of the other stories making news. >>> new information about that tragic suv crash in ohio that killed six of the eight teenagers on board. police say the owner of the honda passport had reported it stolen. eight people were packed into the vehicle, which is designed to really seat just five. cnn's brian todd spoke to some family members. he's with
president obama to call kim jong-un, the repressive dictator. officials in new orleans blaming a power failure for a loss of water pressure affecting treatment plants and opening the wave potentially for water contamination. >> the top dog sled race in the world, 1,000 mile journey through alaska wilderness, the dog sled race is getting underway in anchorage, alaska, today. >>gregg: new concerns for the future of the republican party as poll numbers show the majority of americans disagree with the direction they have set for the country. how do they town it around? we have john leboutillier, pat caddell and doug schoen. doug, you maintain that the president and democrats, i suppose, ate the g.o.p.'s lunch here and i have to admit, some of the poll numbers back you up. >> if you look at the range of issues we are facing, on issue after issue, the democrats have an overarching lead. >>gregg: democrats beat g.o.p. on these issues. >> look at middle class, health care, medicare, immigration, taxes, guns, across the board, and it is fair to say that the republican party has no narrative on
. bill: on the korean peninsula tensions remain high. north korean leader kim jong-un tell his troops to be on maximum alert. telling soldiers near disputed waters quote, war could break out right now. john bolton, former ambassador to the united nations fox news contributor. good morning sir. the rhetoric, it is cranking up by the day. how do you measure it? >> certainly the rhetoric is pretty intense. i think the odds of anything actually happening are remote but you can never tell with a regime this irrational in our terms, is closed and hard to read as this one is. and for the people of south korea, in particular, the suburbs of seoul, the capital go right up to the demilitarized zone. this behavior by north korea combined with actual physical attacks, the sinking of a south korean corvette a couple years ago, necessarily should concern us quite a bit. bill: i think that is what is difficult to gain here. how much attention, how much credence do you give him or not? >> well, i wouldn't worry about how much credibility we give to him. i think any country with nuclear weapons ruled
. mike rogers questioning, quote, the stability of north korea's kim jong un after a recent series of provocative moves. >> the shear threat they would openly threaten a nuclear attack against the united states is problem enough but the military movements along the dmz and north korea are whole new set of problems. it's the largest military in the world still in uniform. this is something that we have to take seriously and you can see that they are looking for some provocations not just along the border, islands they are interested in and they fired artillery on the island. this is concerning because we don't know the stability of their leader, 28 years old. we're just not confident that we know he wouldn't take those steps. >> heather: meanwhile, the north's foreign minister saying his nuclear weapons are not a bargaining chip to trade for economic concessions. >> gregg: serious concerns being raised about the obama's administration handling of the benghazi terrorist attack. injured survivors were told to be quiet by the administration. elizabeth pran reporting from washington. >>
to score a peace deal with kim jong-un and president obama. >>> horror at an exotic cat sanctuary in california after an intern was mauled to death by a 350-pound african lion. 24-year-old diana hanson was inside the enclosure alone when the lion attacked her. police arrived on the scene, shooting and killing the four-year-old animal. >> our thoughts and prayers go out to our friend and family and to her family at this time n this trying time. >> gretchen: her father says she loved what she did. >> she could work with nothing but big cats all day long. >> gretchen: it's still not clear why she was alone with the lion. coming up, wildlife expert jack hannah will join us with more on this story and his expert insight. >>> the case is closed now, police say no criminal charges will be filed in connection with the death of a woman who was refused cpr at a retirement home. >> they're refusing cpr. as a human being, is there anybody there that's willing to help this lady and not let her die? >> not at this time. >> gretchen: earlier the retirement home in california had said the worker
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: well, i think it is a problem, craig. the obama administration had been hoping when kim jong-un took over that he would help to lead north korea out of isolationism. really the opposite has happened. he's become more bellicose than his father and these intercepters are going to be placed because of recent provocations from north korea and there is a sense that they've made advances in nuclear capabilities. last week, north korea threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the united states and also they're ending their treaty with south korea. to there is a lot of concern. we should say this move to increase the number of intercepters marks a shift in the obama administration's policy, because back in 2010, they had said they weren't going to add new intercepters. this comes as president obama is just starting his second term. he's mapped out an ambitious agenda. but experts say this is going to take up a large portion of the next several years, concerns about north korea and iran, as well. >> let's talk about the vice president for a second, vice president biden is going to be le
out with kim jung un. >> andrea: if those people don't cheer they will be killed. of course they choose. that's why at kim jong il's funeral they cried. >> kimberlydo you like this story? do you like talking about dennis rodman? >> greg: you dated him for six months. >> kimberly: absolutely not. that was carmen electra. >> greg: you dated carmen? >> kimberly: no. i'm in my office with her, have a picture. i'm not even answering this. the point is that it made mockery of the whole situation. when the people in north korea are suffering. 35% suffered from malnutrition. they are serious numbers. this shows a bizarre -- >> juan: this is a biggest threat with world diplomacy. givenbe their proximity and what goes on with china. they are launching missile. if they have a real missile, they are a threat to japan and the world. >> eric: do you have a picture of that? the bow? >> kimberly: no, the bow. they bow to one another. >> eric: obama had a bow -- just you don't stop. >> juan: one more thing. don't go away. we're coming right back and you will love it. ♪ ♪ >> eric: time fo
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